India is a land of immense diversity. Different religions
and cultures thrive here. Though every religion exists
every where in India, it is especially, the place of
worship, the pattern and architecture that really matters.
North India temples exhibit the classical 'Nagara' style
An explicit and unique feature of the north India temples
is the absence of elaborate and complex rituals associated
with worship and also being less orthodox. Many north
India temples exist based on the religion. There are
a plenty of Hindu temples, Budhist temples, Gurudwaras
as well as Jain temples in the northern India. The most
famous of the north India temples according to popularity
are as follows:
Delhi The Lakshmi Narayan Temple or Birla Mandir is
the most famous of the north India temples. This most
visited temple was constructed in the year 1938 by Raja
Baldev Das Birla and is in the center of Delhi. The
temple is dedicated to the Godess Lakshmi and Lord Vishnu,
and many people across all faiths, nationality and religions
visit this temple daily and get captivated by brilliant
paintings adorning its walls and by the artificial mountainous
landscape and waterfalls.
Haryana Haryana is a land of temples and the famous
temple here is the Bhawani Amba Temple in Ambala. This
temple is the most visited and sacred temple, dedicated
to the Goddess Amba Devi or Bhawani Devi. The name of
the Ambala town is said to be derived from the Goddess
name Devi Amba.
Himachal Pradesh This famous Chamunda Devi temple located
in Palampur along the Baner River is dedicated to the
Goddess Durga or Chamunda . The deity here is regarded
as extremely sacred and covered entirely in Red cloth.
In the temple the devotees can view depictions from
the Devi Mahatmya, Ramayan and Mahabharata.
Jammu and Kashmir Located at an altitude of nearly
3800 kms the Amarnath Scaves are most famous in the
Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir as well as throughout
the world. Inside the cave is an ice stalagmite taking
the shape of a Shiva Linga is said to change its shape
and size with the phases of moon and it is believed
that it is here that Lord Shiva revelead the 'secret
of life and eternity' to Parvati. Pilgrimage to these
caves is taken by devotees on foot covering almost 42
kms in four to five days.
List of temples in North India ordered by States in North India: